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Climbing the ladder in the apple industry
The apple industry in Hawke’s Bay is thriving. Looking at 2017 statistics published by the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd. since 2015, apple orchards in New Zealand have increased in value by approximately 70 percent. In 2017 New Zealand exported 343,000t of apples (total production of 384,000t). Of which, 70 percent are grown in Hawke’s Bay....
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Entrepreneurs Alive and Thriving at EIT
The Hawke’s Bay economy is changing and EIT is adapting to meet the era of the entrepreneur. “Over the past decade there has been a massive global shift to entrepreneurial ecosystems,” said Jonathan Sibley, EIT’s Director of Research and Associate Professor, School of Business. “It’s been estimated that 50 percent of all jobs created in OECD countries over the last...
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Computing School Attuned To Industry Changes
EIT’s School of Computing is continuing to fine-tune its suite of programmes with robotics and automation as it responds to the changing needs of a fast-growing and evolving industry. Late last year, a Government-backed report warned of a growing IT skills shortage in New Zealand. The industry-driven Digital Skills Forum study, described as this country’s most comprehensive report on technology...
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NOW Co-Founder Embraces Study at EIT
Widely known in the business community as the co-founder of NOW, Ben Deller delights these days in telling people he is a student. Having left the successful telecommunications company early last year, the 38-year-old is now dovetailing business consultancy work with part- time postgraduate studies at EIT. Ben enjoyed his 14 years heading NOW’s sales and marketing team, but over...